Women do more chores
According to a report by Statistics Korea on Monday, women from double-income households spend an average 3 hours 14 minutes on chores every day as of this year. Men from those same households spent just 40 minutes, rising barely three minutes from five years earlier.
In households with just one breadwinner, women worked even longer - 6 hours 16 minutes on average, the data showed.
Compared to their counterparts in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Korean men showed the shortest time spent on household chores. Indian men spent 52 minutes, while Japanese men spent 62 minutes.
“The latest report shows that although the number of working women is on the rise, the imbalance in the roles of men and women at homes remains,” an official at Statistics Korea said.
BY SONG SU-HYUN [email@example.com]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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